Filed under: Rolene's Walking Journal — joshharris @ 6:47 pm
Link to more photos of the first week by Gary WolfDays two, three, fourLast I wrote about Margarita Diaz, who got a bunch of groups to walk with us on Sunday, press, police escorts from local, state and federal entities. She’s an eco superhero. Yesterday I met four more eco-heros.Monday we walked to Rosarito, where Jan and Susan had to leave. On Tuesday, Ixchel Lopez, Brian Hornbeck and Daniel Torres joined us to walk to Calafia, the head of missions in Baja. Ixchel and Brian have a home in Tijuana where they grow plants, mix herbs, teach healing and massage. Daniel is in charge of construction on a major hotel in Rosarito. He tried to get recycling going in Rosarito a few years ago, but was stymied by the trash monopoly. He wants to build green houses and went to a green building expo in Chicago last year.Wednesday Ixchel and Brian met us in Cantamar and took us to a ranch in the foothills in a pristine area. We met Norberto Gilbert who worked in agriculture in Fallbrook for years, and decided his ranch could be as beautiful as the ranches there. He has planted 100 trees over the last 18 years. He has planted sycamore, eucalyptus, cottonwood, figs, valley oaks. There are huge scrub oaks. It is so beautiful. We saw horse radish, horehound, mallow, datura, ceanothus in bloom, two kinds of mustard, arugula, and Indian tobacco. It was green and yellow and purple everywhere. Brian gave me an herb mix for sore feet and a tea mix for boosting my immune system. Daniel is walking with us in Mulege and Brian and Ixchel in Guerrero Negro to see some whales.Today, Gary and I walked to Villa del Sol. It was a little foggy and not so hot. Alfonso sold us some water and told us how to get to his children’s school. Unfortunately it was a pupil free day, so we talked with the director, and took pictures of murals the children made about saving the environment. Gary will upload them soon.The first day we passed the outflow of the Tijuana water treatment plant, where they add a little chlorine, and empty it out to the ocean. It smelled terrible! Margarita is trying to get them to let her test the water every day (instead of once a month). The last two days we have passed huge sand dunes, beautiful watersheds with swamp plants and birds. We also passed watersheds that have been used as dumps and are filled with old tires and trash. This is such a beautiful and complex eco-system, it makes you sad to see it so.We need walkers! We don’t have any for the next few weeks! It’s really easy to join us, take the train to San Diego, the trolley across the street to the border, walk 4 blocks to the bus station and Josh will tell you how to get to a town where we will pick you up. Please remember to bring extra blister bandaids, they are a boon I am finding out the hard way….On to Ensenada…Rolene
UN ESFUERZO DE LA NATURALEZA PARA LIBERAR AL ORGANISMO DE LAS CONDICIONES RESULTANTES DE UNA VIOLACION DE LAS LEYES DE LA SALUD. LOS REMEDIOS DE DIOS SON:
EL AIRE PURO, EL SOL, LA ABSTENENCIA, EL DESCANSO, EL EJERCICIO, REGIMEN ALIMENTICIO ADECUADO, AGUA Y CONFIANZA EN EL PODER DIVINO.
ELENA G. DE WHITE.